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Joseph Thywissen is a Professor of Physics, and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, at the University of Toronto. His experimental research group uses ultracold neutral atoms to explore quantum many-body physics. He earned his doctorate at Harvard University in 2000, followed by two postdoctoral years in France, in the group of Alain Aspect. In 2003, Dr. Thywissen was awarded the John Charles Polanyi Prize in Physics, and came to the University of Toronto. He held a Canada Research Chair from 2003 to 2013, was a Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research from 2007 to 2019, and remains one of the founding faculty members of the Toronto Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control. He has occupied elected leadership roles such as divisional executive board member in the American Physical Society, editorial board of Physical Review A, member of the governing board of Massey College (2009-2019), and is a former divisional chair in the Canadian Association of Physicists. Since 2014, he has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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